Trenton Middle School: The First in a Series

The abandoned Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Trenton, originally opened in 1916, recently suffered from a devastating fire suspected to be arson. The school had a troubled history, with environmental concerns from improper dumping of construction materials and its subsequent closure in 2007. The fate of the building remains uncertain, but it is likely to be demolished. This tragic event reflects the fate of many other abandoned schools and highlights the need for preservation and investment in historical buildings.